I was wondering

@kylanie (1205)
United States
November 4, 2008 2:01pm CST
If say like body wash says you can shave with it do you and would you consider it frugal since you can save money that way also or do you call it cheating?
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15 responses
• United States
20 Nov 08
I wouldn't see why not. I use hair conditioner on my legs and that works just fine instead of all the expensive products at the store that do the same job.
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• Australia
15 Nov 08
I use soap now a days to shave with and so does my husband why buy some-thing if what you already have can be used instead ,the money on that item can be saved and placed towards towards something badly needed. We seem to have become conditioned into thinking that what ever product comes onto the market we need to make our lives easier and complete so no I do not call it cheating I call it smart saving.
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• Canada
11 Nov 08
Soap is soap. It washes doesn't it? So wash something with it. No, I would not consider it cheating. But, sorry, I don't think it is frugal at all. Body wash is probably the most expensive way to buy any soap, in reality. I believe a bar of soap is the cheapest, really.
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@Marie5656 (336)
• United States
7 Nov 08
I always use my body wash to shave. Just found it easier. Not only does it save me money, it saves space in the shower..less clutter.
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
5 Nov 08
For years I have used anything on hand. for example any little bit of shampoo or ocnditioner in a container that its not enough to wash my hair. Or even bits of bars of soap that are too small to use. It's not cheating it is 'minding the pennies' and that is good. We are going to have to get more creative in these hard times about everything. Good luck with your frugality!
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@SomeCowgirl (32256)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I would not call it cheating, although I would say that sometimes you can get shampoo's that you can shave your legs with, and stock up on so that you don't have to buy shaving gels. You could also buy baby lotion to shave with, or even baby oil works. I suppose it just depends, because a mix can go faster especially if your not the only one using the body wash. My fiance and I use the same body wash, and shaving gel.
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@jfeets726 (775)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I also don’t consider it to be cheating, but frugal. In today’s economy, it is important to cut corners wherever possible. I usually use shave cream. I only buy it when it is on sale or with a coupon. But, if I run out before I can go shopping again, I will just use body wash. For someone reason, I prefer shaving cream, but I think that they both work good.
@sunshine4 (8707)
• United States
5 Nov 08
I wash with dove soap and shave my legs while washing. So I don't consider this cheating. It is cheaper and easier than getting out some shave cream just to shave my legs.
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
4 Nov 08
Well, it would be making you an risk of getting cut.. You may just need to buy actual shaving cream to shave with. I hate to see you get cut by using body wash as an shaving substance.. Please be careful.. I know that you want to save. But, I will try to save you from getting cut..
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• United States
4 Nov 08
I really don't consider body wash a frugal purchase not unless you can find it at a dollar store ( like the White Rain brand) . I have sensitive skin and most dollar store body washes are not too friendly on my skin. So I usually buy hypoallergenic bar soap, like Dial Basics that have 3 bars for a $1, or I use Yardley lavender or Yardley oatmeal & almond bar soap ( $1 a bar). I also use this nice smelling lavender dollar store hair conditioner for shaving gel.
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@ebsharer (5516)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I use body wash to shave with. I actually use body wash on a lofa and when I am washing you could say I use the bubbles for my shaving cream. I used to buy really cheap conditioner like a huge bottle from the dollar store and use it for shaving cream but with the razors I use I really don't need any shaving cream so I just use the body wash.
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@Erilyn (3020)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I always use my body wash for shaving cream. I put a little bit on a poof, make lots of later and wash and shave. A big bottle of body wash will cost me about $4 except when I splurge and get bath and body works. either way it will last me at least 2 months because you only need a pea size bit to make MORE than enough lather for your entire body a few times over!
@dvschic (1796)
• United States
4 Nov 08
i use cheap conditioner or bella bars to shave with. they are way WAY cheaper than buying shaving cream. i find shaving cream for legs to be pointless. my bella bars are 6 dollars a bar, but wash my entire body, help with my sensitive skin and dont turn into mush after being in the shower for a week. way superior to other bar soaps, that get all slimy and mushy. plus they can double as body wash, shampoo, and shaving lotion. if i'm on vacation, i use the conditioner provided by the hotel as shaving cream, since its there anyways, its thick enough not to run right off and leaves my legs silky smooth.
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@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
4 Nov 08
I use body wash to shave all the time. I have even used shampoo you would be surprised how soft it can leave your legs. I never buy that expensive shaving cream for women I just use what I have you need to save money anywhere you can these days.
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• United States
4 Nov 08
No I don't consider it cheating and yes it is a way to save a little money. Think about shaving gel for ladies can run between $3.00 to $5.00 and if you purchase one a month that is (using $4.00 to get to the middle ground) $48.00 a year. While that doesn't seem like much you could save that for a rainy day and let it grow. So, to answer your question yes I do use body wash that says its okay to shave. However, I still buy shaving gel/ cream for my husband. Thanks